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  1.    13 Oct 2014 #51

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    One of us is confused alright
    You can actually delete your Hotmail/outlook account and keep your Microsoft account. Additionally, you can create a Microsoft account for any email address, not just a Hotmail/outlook email. So you don't have to tie it to Hotmail/outlook either.
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       13 Oct 2014 #52

    Yea well your splitting hairs brother,
    outlook.com/ Hotmail.com/ live.com are all Microsoft accounts and can be used for win-10,
    These are also the most common Microsoft accounts,
    I can't remember how or why people make the account your referring to,
    Cheers.
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  3.    14 Oct 2014 #53

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Yea well your splitting hairs brother,
    outlook.com/ Hotmail.com/ live.com are all Microsoft accounts and can be used for win-10,
    These are also the most common Microsoft accounts,
    I can't remember how or why people make the account your referring to,
    Cheers.
    I'm not splitting hairs. The Microsoft Account and your Hotmail account are two different accounts. However, your Hotmail account is accessed via your Microsoft account.

    So, when you create a Hotmail account, it actually creates a Microsoft account, then creates a Hotmail account and links the two.

    The point being, if your Hotmail account is, for whatever reason, disabled, compromised, whatever... it is not related to your Microsoft account, nor would it affect your ability to log in to your PC (though you wouldn't be able to get your Hotmail email).
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       14 Oct 2014 #54

    I used my local E-mail address. No G-mail/Yahoo/Hotmail/Outlook needed.
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       15 Oct 2014 #55

    Microsoft Account is a rebranding of Microsoft Live. It is a consolidated ID that can be used across services.

    You can create a Microsoft Account using any eMail address (Yahoo, Gmail, Verizon, Comcast, ...)
    • About Microsoft Account
      Microsoft Account said:
      What is a Microsoft account?
      Your Microsoft account is what you use for almost everything you do with Microsoft devices and services. With one sign in, you can use Skype, use your Office 365 subscription; buy games, music and movies from our participating stores; and access all of your photos, videos, and documents on OneDrive.

      Your account consists of an email and password, plus your profile info, privacy settings, communications preferences, and your billing and payment details.
    • Microsoft Account sign-up

    • Microsoft Account sign-in


    It's a concept similar to OpenID, but is specific to MS services / devices.
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  6.    15 Oct 2014 #56

    Good point Slarty. I was just playing with Chrome and Google does about the same thing. I have a Google account and that ties in with Drive, G Mail, Chrome, YouTube, Google Earth, Maps etc. They are all separate accounts that tie together with Google. MS does the same with Windows Live err... Microsoft Account. Heck, MS even ties in my XBox consoles into the account. They are starting to merge into one large Google or MS account.
    The nice thing was when I had to rebuild my Android phone after upgrading to Kit-Kat, all my contacts were on the Google account so nothing was lost but a few apps and old text messages.
    Last edited by John Pombrio; 15 Oct 2014 at 18:11.
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  7.    15 Oct 2014 #57

    I've never seen Aero cause any more or less resource usage than when it is turned off in Win7. In fact its almost the same.

    Going from Aero to the flat ugliness of 8/10 is jarring, like going from a 3D world to one dimension.
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       16 Oct 2014 #58

    John Pombrio said: View Post
    Good point Slarty. I was just playing with Chrome and Google does about the same thing. I have a Google account and that ties in with Drive, G Mail, Chrome, YouTube, Google Earth, Maps etc. They are all separate accounts that tie together with Google. MS does the same with Windows Live err... Microsoft Account. Heck, MS even ties in my XBox consoles into the account. They are starting to merge into one large Google or MS account.
    The nice thing was when I had to rebuild my Android phone after upgrading to Kit-Kat, all my contacts were on the Google account so nothing was lost but a few apps and old text messages.
    +1 Almost like watching SDTV after being accustomed to HD.
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